Exhibition continues until Sunday 24 September

Luke Parker: Moons/mirrors

Please join us this Sunday 24 September, 3pm, for a special event on the final day of Luke Parker’s exhibition Moons/mirrors:

The Meridian, a reading, with Agatha Gothe-Snape and Simon Yates’.

Jason Markou: Sunroom


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Opening Friday 29 September, 6pm until late

Debris Facility Pty Ltd: Entropyneur Net/Working Infestment Portfolio

Key Performance Syndication to amplify Deproductions. Extending contracts to offer Co-Working relationships to Esteemed Professionals we will increase Product Reflectivity. Flexible Programming of events and occurrences. Supply Chain-Link transport and logistics moves Parasitically to Refract the Factory. OverTime producing UnderPerformance. Daily Grind of Gritted teeth. Consumer-Constituency Satisfaction aspirations. Dismembering remembrance we Re-digest pre-Consumption. Lighting our Im/material outlines of the Body Corporate with Exhaustive forces. Uncovering areas of Service Enhancement using Risk adversary analytics. Rehearsal Protocols stretch our Production capabilities. Expansion to Exhaustions.

Aodhan Madden: Viper’s Traffic Knot

I want to show you shapes of soft furniture, like the curve of the body with the legs fission-split, bunny legs, and how they twitch from a low guttural tone to roam over the knot in the middle to the higher notes, radiating like newmown hay, like honeysuckle, or even woods fragrance.

There will be sculpture and text, in routines and windows, performed together at 6:30 on Friday night, and in parts, shuttered, across the weekend.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.




Jelena Telecki
Iakovos Amperidis
Luke Parker
Anna John
Nick Strike
Biljana Jancic
Paul Greedy
Latai Taumoepeau
Simon Yates
Elise Harmsen
Del Lumanta
Sach Catts

Seini Taumoepeau (coming soon)
Kelly Azizi (coming soon)
Stelios Papadakis (coming soon)

This is an art space at a commercial property once occupied by an undercover KGB unit between 1983-1990. The late Dr Jim Cairns (former Deputy Prime Minister for the Whitlam Government) was reported to be the owner of the estate during this period. It was later revealed that a team of scientists conducted intensive research on the psychokinetic powers of Nina Kulagina (1926-1990).Following Nina’s death, the building came under review by the NSW Government as a result of complaints made by the subsequent tenants. On evaluation of the premises, the Department of Planning reported abnormal activity on site and requested assistance from the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Their paranormal investigative unit concluded that a poltergeist had taken possession of the lot. Several attempts were made to channel the specter for intelligence purposes, all of which failed and resulted in twelve unexplained deaths.

Founded and directed by artist Iakovos Amperidis, the space opened on April 7th 2011. In 2012 it was co-directed with artist Leah McPherson, and between 2013-2014 with curator/writer Eleanor Ivory Weber. Since 2015, 55 represents eleven artists who also coordinate an open exhibition program.

Originally a single exhibition room, 55 has expanded to occupy the entire first floor of the warehouse, now housing two gallery spaces, and an adjacent artist-studio complex opened and managed by artist Elise Harmsen.
55 is a leased property, and not for profit.


55 is on Cadigal land, and acknowledges the prior ownership of this area by the Cadigal people who were dispossessed by European invasion more than two hundred years ago.

Artists: Jelena Telecki / Anna John / Paul Greedy / Latai Taumoepeau / Iakovos Amperidis / Simon Yates / Luke Parker / Elise Harmsen / Del Lumanta / Nick Strike / Sach Catts / Biljana Jancic
Director: Iakovos Amperidis
Administration: Kelly Azizi
Education: Seini Taumoepeau
Finances: Mihajlo Starcevic
Advisory Board: Judy Annear / Daniel Boyd (2017)
Photography: Stelios Papadakis
Studio Manager: Elise Harmsen

Acknowledgements and gratitude: Leah McPherson (2012) / Eleanor Ivory Weber (2013-2014) / Nanette Orly, Conseulo Cavaniglia, Carla Cescon, Talia Smith (2015) / Amanda Williams (2015-16) / Uri Auerbach, Biljana Jancic, Nina Knezevic, Megan Hanson, Hester Gascoigne (2014-15) / Francesca Heinz (2014) / Charlotte Hickson (2016).

Fundraiser Contributors 2011-17 (work in progress…):
Denis Beaubois, Elizabeth Pulie, Alex Kiers, Sarah Goffman, Justin Trendall, Yasmin Smith, Sumugan Sivanesan, Connie Anthes, Alex Gawronski, Kenzee Patterson, Richard Kean, Anne Ferran, Andrew Newman, Rachel Scott, Alison McGregor, Zuza Zuchowski, Clare Milledge, Emma Davidson, Leah McPherson, Emma Ramsay, Emma White, Eloise Kirk, Shane Haseman, Ian Milliss, Matthew Hopkins, Vincent O’Connor, Kenzie Larsen, Vicki Papageorgopoulos, Francesca Heinz, Koji Ryui, Ella Rose Barclay, Nick Strike, Samantha Whttingham, Gianni Wise, Jesse Hogan, Steven Pennington, Phil Aston Williams, Samuel Bruce, Karena Keys, Sach Catts, Scott Donovan, Ernest Aaron, Daniel Green, Ruark Lewis, Sean Kerr, Philipa Veitch, Emily Hasselhoof, Mathys Gerber, Hany Armanious, Daniel Boyd, Mark Brown, Bonita Bub, Carla Cescon, Sarah Contos, Mikala Dwyer, Marya Elimelakh, et al., Jan Fieldsend, Paul Greedy, David Haines, Emily Hunt, Biljana Jancic, Anna John, Anna Kristensen, Ruark Lewis, Ollie McKenzie, Michael Moran, Ms&Mr, JD Reforma, Marilyn Schneider, Rachel Scott, Keg De Souza, Teo Treloar, Marian Tubbs, Andrew Hurle, Simon Yates, Jelena Telecki-Starcevic, Anna John, Justene Williams, Mike Parr, Mitch Cairns, Mitchel Cumming, Brendan Van Hek, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jack Langan Dunbar, Ali Noble, Stephen Ralph, Sarah Newall, Zoe Robertson, Nicola Smith, Tony Albert, Neil Beedie, Anna Kristensen, Bianca Hester, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Anna McMahon, Ben Denham , Ben Terakes, Brian Fuata, Cybele Cox, Elise Harmsen, Kate Beckingham, Luke Parker, Lynne Barwick, Michelle Hanlin, Patrick Head, Robert Pulie, Sean O’Connell, Tim Schultz, Vicky Browne, what, Del Lumanta, Clare Peake, The Twilight Girls, Andrew Hazewinkel, Suzy Faiz, Lynne Barwick, Jake Atienza, Kuba Dorabialski, David Greenalgh, Talia Smith, Ben Denham, Justine Youssef, Dominic Kirkwood, Brad Buckley, Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa, Madeleine Preston, Matte Rochford, Izabela Pluta, Sarah Minx, Susan Norrie, Athena Thebus, Michele Hanlin, Jasmine Guffond, Jason Markou, Dean Cross, Debris Facility, Nathan Beard, Sara Oscar, Tim Schultz, Tané Andrews, Cybele Cox, Stuart Bailey, Laura Hunt, Maggie Brink, Lisa Andrew, Tina Havelock Stevens

Thanks to everyone who’s put down cash on our fundraisers and crowdfunding over the years.

Many thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body for assisting us between May 2016 – May 2017, and May 2017 – May 2018.

All printing done via Yudi Gani @ UDJ Print and Design


Donate $50 and become a patron with your name engraved on a plaque at our entrance alongside our 2014 board.